The most beautiful and God-inspired moments exist in our everyday experiences, triumphs, and struggles. Sometimes we feel as though our stories lack value or seem trivial relative to the world around us. We feel inconsequential or under-equipped to influence others. But the moments of our lives beautifully interweave throughout God’s great tapestry, and He has a plan and purpose for every part of our story. Our stories become powerful tools when we embrace and share them for the purpose of mentoring others. God empowers mentors to profoundly impact others by sharing their stories, and encouraging and equipping them to flourish.
My name is Joan Gallagher and I am so thankful you've joined me. I am a Christ-Follower writer, speaker, blogger, wife, mom, storyteller, and both a mentee, (I have so much to learn) and mentor. Recently I became a contributing writer for Sweet Jesus Ministries. A ministry devoted to pointing women towards Jesus. My devotion for mentoring and story telling stems from the rich lives women's experience and how God uses those stories to pave the way for those who are either just beginning their journey or find themselves at a spiritual crossroad. It is my intent to empower women to know that their stories can be used to make them into God's kingdom changers for others.
This story is the perfect illustration that the perspective we have on our life matters. It isn't the task that is important, it's the view we have of that task that truly speaks to a life of greatness or not. Each of the workers shows a different perspective of their life and story...
Hope-Markers: How Hope marks your story and changes the world
A little-known story offers a compelling perspective on the adventurous journey we can have in our life of faith. When a great fire swept through the city of London in the 1600's it razed buildings, took life, and left ashen remains of the hopes and dreams of the people who lived there. One of the buildings destroyed was St. Paul's Cathedral, a beacon that pointed people to God. Architect Christopher Wren took on the task of building a structure that had the potential to rebirth hope from the ashes. One day he walked through the worksite as he oversaw the reconstruction. He came across one of the workers laying bricks and asked him what he was doing.